If there's one thing we can always count on to be there in our time of need, it's Netflix. The platform is the fastest-growing streaming site in the world, servicing 190 countries with 85 million monthly members. Original series like Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why and House of Cards have earned the platform a place alongside HBO, FX and Fox as a leading producer of original content. Not only that, but Netflix can afford to stream and continue popular television shows from other leading networks.
The streaming giant announced that they planned to spend upwards of $6 billion on original programming in 2017 alone, including 70 brand-new originals. Let's take a look at what we know they're going to be spending it on. Here are the new Netflix Original Series to look forward to.
Netflix Originals Returning (October 2017):
- Haters Back Off (Season 2) - October 20, 2017
Colleen Ballinger confirmed a second season of Haters Back Off on her Instagram at the end of last year. The show follows the delusional YouTube sensation Miranda Sings in her quest for fame and fortune.
- Stranger Things (Season 2) - October 27, 2017
One of the most anticipated Netflix Originals is Season 2 of #StrangerThings. The nostalgic science fiction show will arrive Halloween 2017.
- Stranger Things (Season 3) - 2018
Season 2 hasn't even arrived yet but a Season 3 has been commissioned by the streaming giant.
- Longmire (Season 6) - Est. October 2017
The neo-western series will return for its sixth and final series some time in 2017.
- Lady Dynamite (Season 2) - November 10, 2017
Maria Bamford's surreal comedy about fame and mental health will return to Netflix for Season 2 this November.
- The Crown (Season 2) - December 8, 2017
Netflix ordered 6 seasons of The Crown before Season 1 aired; however, Matt Smith and Claire Foy are rumored to be leaving after Season 2.
- Black Mirror (Season 4) - 2017/2018
Black Mirror Season 3 was unleashed in 2016, but Netflix originally issued 12 episodes, of which we've seen only six. Expect brand new episodes of the dystopian drama at any time in 2017 or 2018. Jodie Foster has also been called in to direct an episode.
- The OA (Season 2) - 2018
#TheOA arrived last last year and blew us out of the water with its complicated maze of time, reality, and inter-dimensional angels. Season 2 has been confirmed, so all those burning questions we have might finally be answered.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 2) - 2018
Neil Patrick Harris and co. will be returning for another 10 episodes of Lemony Snicket's miserable series, and will focus on the next five book instalments: The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital and The Carnivorous Carnival.
- 13 Reasons Why (Season 2) - 2018
The second season of the hugely emotional, controversial Netflix series will likely return early 2018. Season 2 will follow the theme of recovery set shortly after the events of Season 1.
- Ozark (Season 2) - 2018
Jason Bateman's dark drama Ozark has been renewed for a second season!
- GLOW (Season 2) - 2018
After Alison Bree and Betty Gilpin came to blows in Season 1, we can The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling will return for a second season in 2018!
- Atypical (Season 2) - 2018
A second season of the dark comedy about a family with an autistic son has been renewed for another eight episodes, which is great news considering how Season 1 ended!
- One Day at a Time (Season 2) - 2018
The comedy inspired by Norman Lear's 1975 series following a Cuban-American family has been renewed for a second season
- Arrested Development (Season 5) - 2018
Season 5 of the cult classic has been green-lit and is shooting according to Jason Bateman, which would likely mean a 2018 release.
- Travelers (Season 2) - 2018
The show about time traveling human consciousness was renewed by Netflix and will air in 2018.
- Making A Murderer (Season 2) - TBA
#MakingAMurderer Season 2 is expected to be released in 2017, and is thought to focus on the evidence and attempts to exonerate Steven and Brandon for Theresa Halbach's murder. The producers have promised it will be out by the end of 2017.
- Marvel's Jessica Jones (Season 2) - 2018
Thanks to the busy Marvel/Netflix schedule, Jessica Jones Season 2 has been confirmed, and new images of Kilgrave have surfaced, making fans very excited for this follow up.
- Marvel's Daredevil (Season 3) - 2018
Much-like Jessica Jones, Daredevil Season 3 is confirmed, but won't appear in 2017 due to Iron Fist, The Punisher and The Defenders dominating Marvel Netflix's schedule. Expect it to arrive in 2018.
- Chef's Table (Season 4) - TBA
- Cuckoo (Season 4) - TBA
- Real Rob (Season 2) - 29 September, 2017
- Scream (Season 3) - March 2018
Brand New Netflix Originals (October 2017)
- Mindhunter - October 13, 2017
Starring Jonathon Groff and set in 1979, Mindhunter is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. You know it's going to be good when its executively produced by Charlize Theron and Fight Club director David Fincher.
- Alias Grace - November 3, 2017
Set in 1843, Alias Grace follows the story of a poor, young Irish immigrant in northern Canada who is convicted of the brutal murder of the man she works for and sentenced to life in prison.
- Godless - November 22, 2017
According to Netflix, Godless is a period drama which follows Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), a menacing outlaw who is terrorizing the West as he hunts down Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell), his ersatz-son-cum-partner turned mortal enemy.
- She's Gotta Have It - November 23, 2017
American comedy-drama television series based on the 1986 movie of the same name. It is written and directed by Spike Lee and is about an artist in her 20s struggling to define herself.
- Kiss Me First - 2017
Written by Skins's Bryan Elsley, this E4/Netflix thriller is an adaption of Lottie Moggach’s young adult novel of the same name. The six hour-long episodes will tell the story of Leila, a lonely 17-year-old girl who is addicted to fictional online gaming.
- Marvel's Punisher - 2017
Also arriving in 2017 is the solo outing of the biggest, baddest antihero in the Marvel/Netflix universe: Jon Bethnal's Punisher. Expect him to have a whole explosive season to himself come 2017 or early 2018.
- Dark - Winter 2017
The first German production for the platform comes in the form of Dark, which explores the (possibly supernatural) disappearance of three children, and where they end up.
- Queer Eye For The Straight Guy - 2017
A reboot of the popular reality TV series where five gay men give fashion, grooming and other advice to clueless straight men.
- Watership Down - 2017
That's right — Netflix is about to remake the tragic animated movie Watership Down for a whole new generation in 2017.
- The End of the F****** World - 2017
An upcoming comedy television series about the dark and confusing world of teenagers as we follow a group of them on a road trip of self-discovery.
- Wormwood - 2017
A mini-series exploring the limits of knowledge and one man's 60-year quest to understand the reasons behind his father's death.
- Lost in Space - 2018
Lost in Space will remake of the iconic 1960s sci-fi about a family struggling for survival in outer space.
- Altered Carbon - 2018
Altered Carbon is a science fiction drama series about how humans have found a way to digitize consciousness and outlive their human bodies.
- The Rain - 2018
According to Netflix, this Scandinavian triller begins ten years after a virus has wiped out most of the population of Sweden and Norway, and two young siblings must venture out in search of safety.
- Maniac - 2018
True Detective and Beasts of No Nation director #CaryFukunaga's new series Maniac was picked up by Netflix in January 2016. Based on a Norwegian series of the same name, the show stars Jonah Hill as a man who lives a fantasy reality in his head, but is really in a mental institution. It's also set to co-star Emma Stone.
- The Spy - 2018
The Spy will tell the true story of Israel’s top spy, Eli Cohen, who worked undercover in Syria during the war.
- Troy: Fall of a City - 2018
The Night Manager writer David Farr has teamed up with Netflix and the BBC to bring you an "epic tale of love, revenge and intrigue focusing on the war and the love affair between Paris and Helen of Troy."
- Carmen Sandiego - 2019
Netflix announced in April that they are working on an animated Carmen Sandiego series, based on the beloved '90s game. It will star Gina Rodriguez in the lead role, with Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard lending his voice too.
Expected to Start/Continue
- Marvel's Luke Cage (Season 2) - Unknown
There is no official confirmation that Luke Cage has bagged a second season, but with the success of Season 1, it's very likely he will return — but not until 2018/19, at the earliest.
- From Dusk Till Dawn (Season 4) - Unknown
Rumors are flying about whether or not the vampy series will be renewed for another season — Netflix have yet to make a decision on its future.
- House of Cards (Season 6) - Unknown
House of Cards has been renewed for a sixth series, according to one of the show's stars Robyn Wright, who teased "twists, trials and tribulations" for her and her onscreen Presidential husband Kevin Spacey.
- Between (Season 3) - Unknown
It's been over a year since Season 2 ended, and there is still there has been no word on a follow-up — even to let viewers know that the show has been canceled.
- Love (Season 3) - Unknown
Judd Apatow’s Love, which stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust, has been renewed for a third season, likely to arrive in 2018 but nothing further is known.
As you can see, Netflix is really stepping up their game — and this is only a selection of the 70 new dramas, comedies and documentaries they plan on adding in the next few years. There are several titles which we still have limited information on, but we will keep this page updated with dates and titles as soon as they come in, and if you feel anything is missing, please let us know in the comments!